Tracheal granulation as a cause of unrecognized airway narrowing

J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2012 Apr;28(2):235-8. doi: 10.4103/0970-9185.94907.


Tracheostomy is one of the most common elective surgical procedures performed in critically ill patients. The most frequent late complication after tracheostomy is the development of granulation tissue, a complication that may cause airway occlusion or result in airway stenosis. We report the successful management of a patient with tracheal granulation presenting as an unrecognised cause of difficulty breathing.

Keywords: Airway; tracheal granuloma; tracheostomy.

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